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Congress Must Hear the Cries of Hunger From Abroad

William Lambers | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
William Lambers

We can definitely increase the resources for food aid programs, which are about less than one tenth of 1 percent of the federal budget. They can certainly be increased from this relatively tiny level of spending. Food is peace. Congress must remember this as it crafts the new budget in the coming months.

More Charities Are Accepting Bitcoins To Tap Into A Younger Pool Of Donors

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Save the Children is thinking ahead when it comes to the ages of its donors -- that's why it decided to go digital. “We want to remain contempora...

Hope in the Fight to End Ebola

Wendy Diamond | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

It's our global responsibility towards humanity to encourage compassion for those suffering, and support efforts to completely eliminate the Ebola virus by the end of 2015. Together we can make this happen!

Report: Countries Vulnerable To Ebola 'Must Learn Lessons From Crisis'

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like ...

Norwegian Midwives Sum Up The Problem With The High Cost Of Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents

In Norway, citizens are entitled to free healthcare for childbirth, but most mothers around the world, even in the U.S., don't have that luxury. As a ...

Malawi's Child Mortality Rate Dropped 72% And So Can Other Poor Country's

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.05.2015 | Impact

A new report found that 78 percent of surveyed countries face overwhelming obstacles in reducing deaths in children. But Malawi’s notable progress p...

Giving Every Child A Fair Chance In Life Is A Defining Challenge For Our Generation

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

All over the world, children's chances of seeing their fifth birthday depend on where they are born, the wealth of their parents and their ethnic identity -- factors that, for them, are purely a matter of chance.

In Helping Baby's First Teacher, 'A Path Appears'

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

The 15 million U.S. children growing up in poverty are typically more than 18 months behind their better-off peers by the time they enter school. Many never catch up. So I'm very thankful that tonight at 10 p.m. the new PBS documentary series A Path Appears is showing that these children are not a lost cause.

Let's Build on Our Success

Jasmine Whitbread | Posted 03.23.2015 | Impact
Jasmine Whitbread

We've proven we can do it -- even in the face of great obstacles and with less than 400 days to go before the MDG deadline we need to redouble our efforts and make good on our promise.

Don't Just Respond, Rebuild

Kadi Jumu | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Kadi Jumu

What's most heart breaking is that this type of disaster was completely preventable. We've been campaigning for years to get governments to invest more in strengthening the health system to prevent this type of disaster.

After the Earthquake, Fostering Young Leaders Through Education in Haiti

Sarah Tyler | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Sarah Tyler

Although signs of the earthquake are mostly gone, the memories of that day are still very fresh for the children we meet. They tell us their stories of that fateful day.

Children's Rights...Any of Our Business?

Badr Jafar | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Badr Jafar

When Malala Yousafzai collected her World's Children's Prize in Stockholm last month, she donated her prize money to help rebuild schools in Gaza.

Hire A Hairy Man In Boy Shorts If You Really Want To Raise Money

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

Not that you needed any, but here’s more proof that sex –- of any kind –- sells. Eager to encourage donors to give back this season, UK’s S...

Four Ways You Can Ensure A Happy And Healthy Start For A Baby In Need This #GivingTuesday

Jennifer Hudson | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Hudson

Research shows that children are born ready to learn, but for 16 million children living in poverty in the U.S alone, many families are not set up with the necessary resources to provide their child with a healthy start in life.

For Ebola Response - Think Infrastructure, Not Donations

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

I have no doubt that those who give donations to charities or NGOs working in developing nations have good intentions and are trying to help; the problem is that, most times, this isn't the most effective way to help.

Legal Issues Aren't The Biggest Problem Facing Young People Crossing The Mexico-U.S. Border -- It's PTSD

The Huffington Post | Elena Kaufman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact

With much of the border crisis conversation in recent years focusing on the legal situation surrounding children flooding the Mexico-U.S. border, one ...

How Tech Giants Are Helping to #StopEbola

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Indeed, 2.5 million children under five are living in the hardest-hit areas across the region, and 75 percent of all children infected in the current epidemic have died. Even those who are not infected themselves risk losing their parents to this terrible disease and often end up alone and ostracized by their communities.

1 In 7 Pregnant Women Could Die In Ebola-Hit Countries: Charities

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The rate of women dying in childbirth in West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic ...

Disaster Preparedness Contest Wants To Reward You For Great Ideas

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green

Have an idea that could help your community be more prepared for natural disasters? You could win $25,000 for it. On the anniversary of Superstorm ...

Volunteers At New Ebola Unit 'Love' Their Work

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact

By Michelle Nichols GBARNGA, Liberia, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Deep in a Liberian bush, two U.S. nurses are taking a break after spending tw...

Inside The Heart Of An Epidemic

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

One little girl I met, seven-year-old Elizabeth, was living under a house with her older brother just steps away from where their mother's body had been taken over a month ago. They had come and burned all their belongings and sprayed down the room but the children would not go back inside. While they survived the 21-day incubation period, they now faced the prospect of starvation and stigma as people in their town are too scared to even look at them.

For Liberians, Reality of Ebola Is Shrouded in Fear and Unknown

Seema Manohar | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Seema Manohar

For a country where nearly every family lost someone during a long civil war in the not-so-distant past, this outbreak hits deeply on so many levels.

Ebola Crisis: Idris Elba Goes Viral to Fight the Virus

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Elba says Ebola has hit home for him because his family is originally from Sierra Leone and he has relatives in the region. Sierra Leone is one of the four countries (including Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria) where a total of more than 5,800 cases of Ebola have been reported.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

ISIS Has Displaced More Than 1.8 Million Iraqis. Here's How You Can Help Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

The Islamic State militant group has upended life for hundreds of thousands of Iraqis affected by the group's expanding influence in the region. En...